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Spectacular

The views were just amazing. My wife and I sat for hours with a picnic just soaking up the sun and... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Reverendnoggin
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Wow, what a sight

We booked the hotel nearby the car-cable (Parador) and it was very convenient for us to walk few... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Hezkia
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The views were just amazing. My wife and I sat for hours with a picnic just soaking up the sun and the views. We managed to find a secluded spot and chilled. A real experience.

Thank Reverendnoggin
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The scenery is fantastic but the process to get the cable car is slow, tortuous and inefficient. We arrived at 10, which is when the website says that it opens, in fact this is wrong, it opens at 9! We then queued for 1.5 hours...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We booked the hotel nearby the car-cable (Parador) and it was very convenient for us to walk few meters to the entrance of the Car-cable. We made a round trip (i.e. up and down by car cable and a round tour inside the mountains). A...More

3  Thank Hezkia
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

If you don't want to spend hours queuing then arrive before it opens. We didn't the first time and with 1.5 hours to wait decided to do Pr25 which is a fabulous if challenging walk around and over the mountain , eventually coming out on...More

1  Thank Karen90
Reviewed 20 June 2017

It is at least 3 hours up and over 2 hours down without allowing any time for pictures or rests. A superb trek but unrelelnting up hill with a very steep zig zag route up unstable ground for last 800 feet with some exposure. "...More

Thank geoffviking
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Fuente De is about 25km from Potes driving through beautiful scenery along a very smooth road. The car park at Fuente De is free for both cars and motorhomes. It is an excellent place to stop and explore the area. The cable car to the...More

1  Thank sailboat326
Reviewed 29 May 2017

360 degree view -- you can see as far as the sea from the top --- once you reach a valley, climb 150 mts of rock to get all the way up --- bring your lunch and have it at the top --- and also...More

Thank Jrjr18805
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed the night at the Parador at Fuente De and then took the cable car to the top of the mountain. It was fast and incredible. View from the top were fantastic. Met a number of European travelers who were going to the top...More

Thank Gilbert J
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Enjoy the nice views and mountain area. The big down turn is that only the main trails are properly maintained. As soon as you walk on some of the smaller trails there is no signage and most trails are in poor conditions. For this reason...More

Thank redbaron12016
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I am not great with heights but the cable car ride and walk at the summit was well worth it. It was very windy on some sections of the path so may be worth taking a coat. Also make sure you have some water or...More

Thank Andy S
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Julian363
9 April 2016|
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Response from wadlowphil | Reviewed this property |
The road stops just beyond the Hotel, at the lower cable car station. The cable car takes you to near the top of the mountain. I am not sure if you can pre book.
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28 March 2016|
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Response from aldman64 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it would be a good alternative route to drive via Fuente De when traveling from Santillana del Mar to Leon. The total distance is about 175 miles but the road through the Picos mountains is very slow. You really need to... More
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Fels0n
22 February 2016|
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Response from aldman64 | Reviewed this property |
We went up in early June and there was no queue. We were told by the locals that in August you could queue for an hour or more and that it is advisable to arrive as early as possible to have best chance of shorter queues. I... More
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